The 29th annual USS Gearing reunion was held in
Washington, D.C. from May 12 to 16, 2016,
hosted by Nancy and Frank Goetschius (LTjg 63-65).
Thank you Nancy and Frank!!

Home base was the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel
at Herndon, Virginia with a visit to the U.S. Navy Memorial
and Heritage Center where a plaque was dedicated for
USS Gearing DD-710. Numerous side trips were made to
Washington D.C. sites as well as Arlington Cemetery
and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's
Udvar Hazy Center.

Bill Latta (PC3 65-67) has sent us a number of captioned photos of the reunion. Thank you Bill!

  • 42 photos: Hotel hospitality room, several Washington tour stops, Gearing plaque dedication and memorial service.

  • 41 more photos: Washington tour stops, Arlington Cemetery, the Navy Museum at the Washington Navy Yard, and back at the hotel, the auction fundraising event.

  • 50 more photos: Tour of Smithsonian's Udvar Hazy aviation museum at Dulles Airport, followed by the send-off banquet at the hotel.